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Agile Leadership Toolkit: Learning to Thrive with Self-Managing Teams by Peter Koning

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2.2 When is Intervening the Best Strategy, and When is Letting go Better?

To let go or not to let go, that is the question.

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Introduction Questions

1. Which teams provide a real example in taking ownership? What behaviors do they demonstrate?

2. Do you tend to intervene too quickly or let go too much? How do you know how best to interact?

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If the manager properly balances his interventions and does nothing (sitting on his hands, not intervening), the teams will take ownership. However, it’s hard to always know exactly what to do. If the team ...

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